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Witnesses :- Hugh de Coppeley, Ric. del Rokes, John son of Ric. del Rokes, Ric. de Birstall.

Schelf, Friday before the Feast of Rogation, 1311.

[A. 76.]

1345. Grant by Geoffrey de Shelf to Margery daughter of Maya de 24 May. Shelf in fee tail, of land within the bounds of Shelf, obtained from Cecilia daughter of Alan de Soureby and Anabella her cousin, with remainder to Adam son of William de Ourum. Witnesses:Ric. del Rokes, Hen. de Risheworth, John del Rokes, Wm. de Birstall, John de Coppelay.

Shelf, Tuesday after Trinity Sunday, 1345.

Shitlington, Nether.56

[B. 82.]

Quitclaim by Ric. de Goldesburg', next heir of Master Gilbert de Bingeley, his uncle, late rector of Thornhill Church, to Master Wm. de Burg', rector of Thornhill, of his right in a grange and plot in Schitelington inferior, bought by the said Gilbert from Thos. de Wodekirke. Witnesses :-Wm. de Langefeld, Michael de Floketon, Thos. de Wytelay, Wm. de Mozelay, John de Lindesay, John de Bretton. [A. 60.]

Quitclaim by Margery, widow of Sir Ralf de Mitton to Master Wm. de Burgo, Rector of Thornhil Church, of her right in a grange in Nether Schitlington belonging to Master Gilbert de Bingeley her late brother; and in 1 acre in Estcroft in the territory of Thornhil. Witnesses :-Sir John de Sothil, John son of Sir Ric. de Thornhil, Robt. de Liversegge, Robt. del Stockes of Dalton, Wm. de Metheley in Thornhil, Thos. de Wittheley, Wm. de Liversegge.

Endd: De grangia in Neytherton.

14. 2 Feb.

Silton Paynell,57

[A. 61.]

Grant by John Spynay of Silton Paynell to Roger Silton of Silton Paynell of all his lands present and future, by inheritance or affinity in Silton Paynell. Witnesses :-Robt. Buncy of Borowby, Thos. Brandesby of Kepwyk, Wm. Seell of Threske. Silton Paynell. Candlemas, 18 Hen. vj.



[A. 288.]

Grant by John FitzWilliam to Thomas Fitz Hugh of 8 April. Brerelay of a rent of 47. from his lands in Skelmerthorp and Wadworth. Sprotburgh, 8 April, 1 Ric. ii.

66 Nether Shitlington was locally known as Netherton. The original Shitlington gave rise to three "tons," called from their position relative to each other: Nether, Middle, and Over (i.e. Upper). Having each different owners,

three sisters and co-heirs may have originally caused the division. See Y. A. J. viii., 26.

57 Silton Paynell, alias Nether Silton, in the parish of Leak near Thirske.

58 Skelmanthorpe was formerly Skel

Grant also of a coat and hood yearly; on condition of Fitzwilliam recovering the rent of 81. which the said Thomas receives from the lands of Sir John Scot.

Seal, a shield with a Saltire.

1436. 7 June.

[A. 212.]

Grant by John Whetelay, rector of the parish church of Plombtre, Wm. Partryk, rector of the parish church of Bromwich, and Thos. Clerk, vicar of Connesburgh to Edm. Fitzwilliam and Katherine his wife of all their lands, &c. in Skelmersthorp and Tykhyll and Louersall. Witnesses :-Thos. Clarell, John Mawlyverer, Thos. Wentworth esq. Robt. Rypar, Robt. Saunderson of Tykhyll. Tykhyll, 7 June, 14 Hen. vj.

Two seals, one broken, a W. The other a human figure with letters round it. [A. 282.]


Quitclaim by Alice and Helena, Agnes and Hauisia sisters, to Peter de Bruis the third, of all their land of Scelton late belonging to Richard the Reeve (prepositi) their uncle, viz., a toft and croft at the entrance to the town of Scelton towards the east late held by Walter Blevent; 1 acre in Scelton fields lying between the tilled land of Sir Peter de Bruis called Roskeldesik and the half ploughland belonging to the Mills; an assart late of Wm. Winde, lying between Langhacres and the vale of meadows of Scelton; 1 acre given by Wm. Cusin to Ralf son of Wine, lying between Roskeldesic and the half ploughland belonging to the lord's mills; and 2 acres in the territory of Scelton on Lairlandes; for the rents of 1d. to them and their heirs, heirs of Wm. Cusin for the acre between Roskeldsic and the half ploughland, 2d. to the same for the 2 acres on Lairlandes, 1d. to the heirs of Rolf son of Wine for the acre given to Ralf by Wm. Cusin, and 1d. to Richard Briton for the assart. Witnesses :-Sir Adam de Hilton, Sir Simon de Bruis, Sir Stephen de Rosel, Sir Berard de Fontibus, John de Tocotes, John de Nutel, Wm. Pitwaltel, Robt. de Tormodeby, Geoffrey the Cook (Coco) Hugh Hauberger, Matthew the Clerk (clerico).


Skewsby 60

[B. 32.]

Quitclaim by John de Pertetuns of Scowisby to the Abbot 24 June. [and Convent of Byland] of part of the wood of Scowisby given to them by Helias de Flanvyll. The deed is mutilated and part of it illegible, the places named in giving the boundaries are Staynesgrifgate, Mugdal, Braydethwath, and Holegate.

He also quitclaims the pasture of Scowisby, 300 ewes with their

merthorp, as in Domesday Book and these deeds. Hunter's derivation of the name is not happy (S. Yorks. ii., 368). This township is divided between two Wapentakes: Staincross and Agbrigg, and two parishes: High Hoyland and


59 Skelton near Guisbrough, the seat and castle of the Norman baronial house of de Brus. Peter III., 1221-1240.

GO A hamlet in the parish and township of Dalby, near Easingwold.

lambs till they are separated from their dams, and 40 beasts given them by Helias, viz. from the ford of the stream (ductus) of Dalby between Scowisby and the grange of Scakilden by the said stream westward, up to the brooks (rivulas), and by the outer brook, southwards to the springs. . . . . the corner of the park of Ric. de Br-aria, and from the north side of the park to the dike which divides the grantor's wood from the wood of the said Richard; also one toft and 2 oxgangs in Scowisby; with leave for their tenants to use Scowisby Mill, without multure; in frank almoin. Witnesses :-Sir Miles de Stapilton, knt. John de Kirkeby, Adam de Lud, John de Multon, Robt. de Buscy, John de Topclyf, John de Bugdon.

Mutilated and defaced.

Byland, Friday the Feast of S. John Baptist, 1356, 30 Edw. iii. Endd: "1356. A deed from John de Percoons of Scowisby to the Abbot of Wherein the parcells are well abuttall'd, but the writing being much damaged, it is impossible to copy it &c."

1324. 17 Oct.

[B. 90.]

Bond of Ingelram de Scauceby to Robert son of Richard de Pikelne for a loan of 20s. sterling to be repaid at Scauceby on Easter Day 1325; for which he pledges one acre of land in the east field of Scauceby. Scauceby, Wednesday after the feast of St. Wilfrid the Archbp. 1324.

[B. 66.]

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1327 Grant by John son of Gilbert de Cropton in Snycale to Robt. 24 Feb. de Blakebourne of Snycale, of half a toft late belonging to Gilbert Bercar' in Snycale, 7 roods of arable land and the whole meadow thereto belonging, in the town and territory of Snycale; 1 rood thereof lying in the croft of the said half toft; 2 roods in Estcroft between les Schaghes, abutting on le Waterdoles between the land late of Wm. Halflouerd now of Peter Belle, on the west, and the land of Wm. de Walton on the east ; one rood in Estcroft, between the land of Wm. de Castelford on the north and the land of Wm. de Walton on the south abutting on Fohildyck; one rood on le Northtoft, between the land of Wm. de Walton on the west, and the land of John son of Adam del Hylle on the east; one rood under Drakylgate, abutting on Godewyn rode, between the land of Wm. de Castelford on the east, and the land of Wm. de Walton on the west; and one rood on Brerelandes, between the land of Wm. de Castelford on the south and the land of Wm. de Walton on the north; all which his father held by gift of Nicholas Halflouerd of Snycale. Witnesses :-Ric. de Birstal, John Woderove, John Malet, John Picard of Normanton, Wm. de Castelford, Wm. Halflouerd, .., Robt. Ernys of Snycale, John son of Belle.

William de Preston of Snycale
Snycale, Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle, 1327.

61 Snidall, formerly Snithall, in the parish of Normanton, but in the deed a

[A. 131.]

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1376. Writ of novel disseisin to the sheriff of Yorkshire on the 20 April. complaint of Wm. de Carlynghawe, chaplain against Wm. de Skargill, knt. the younger and Robt. de Skargill concerning his free tenement in Sutchil, to be tried before Roger de Kyrketon and Roger de Fulthorp.

Westminster, 20 April, 50 Edw. iij.

Endd: Per Thomam de Thelwall, quia assisa quam tenet non excedit xxiiij solidos redditus per annum.

[A. 208.]

1377. Quitclaim by Thomas de Spofford, chaplain to Adam Lytster 4 Oct. of Hekmundwyk, clerk, of certain lands and tenements, meadows, woods and pastures in Suthill, called Doggelache, Sutillwod and le Kowehey. Witnesses :-Sir William Sappelyng priest, Richard de Lymelay, Wm. de Fenton, Adam de Morlay, Richard de York. Erdeslow, Sunday after Michaelmas, 1 Ric. ij.

Seal, a squirrel.


[B. 114.]

1462. Feoffment by John Haghe of Hoddresfeld late of the Botham12 Aug. hall, of all his lands, &c. in the township of Staynland and Wharneby to Sir Ric. Staynton, priest, Robt. Beaumout of Whitlay, Thos. son of Henry Beaumont of the Lascelhal, Adam son of the said Henry, Thos. Lokewod of Dudmanston, Wm. Lokewod of Lokewod, and Ric. Horsfall of Hoddresfeld, who after his decease shall make estate in fee tail to Thomas his son and the heirs of him aud Margaret his wife, daughter of Henry Beaumont, with remainder to Jonett Alys, Isabell, Agnes and Katerine, daughters of the said John in fee tail with ultimate remainder to the right heirs of the said John Haghe. 12 Aug., 2 Edw. iv.



[A. 302.]

1364. Grant by Thomas son of Wm. le Ssissor to Ric. son of Wm. del Estewod of lands in the town of Stansfeld which came to him at his father's death; for a yearly rent of 3s. 2d. to Sir Henry de Soth[ill]. Witnesses :-Wm. de Grenewod, Wm. de Estewod, John his son, Roger son of Wm., Wm. son of Adam de Crosseley. Routonstall, Sunday before the Feast "S. Math' " 65 38 Edw. iii.

62 So now spelt, but nearly always formerly Suthill, meaning probably Southill. A township in Dewsbury parish and seat of an ancient family bearing the name of which no pedigree has yet been attempted.

63 In Halifax parish. The deed will

[A. 183.]

interest those of the name of Haigh on account of the genealogical information afforded.

64 Stansfeld in Halifax parish.

65 S. Matthew is Aug. 9, 1364; S. Matthias is 24 Feb., 1363.


Grant by Hen. Hoyle to Thos. his son of all his land in Stans29 Sept. feld, between the wood of Rowtonstall on the east, and Stonesyke on the west, the watercourse of the Caldre on the south and le Wynter on the north. Witnesses :-John Kyng, vicar of Halifax church, Hen. Sayvell, esq. Ric. Pek.

Sourby, Michaelmas, 2 Hen. vj.

Seal, I. H. crowned.

[A. 267.]



30 Sept.

Grant by Robt. de Ranfeld to Hugh de Ranfeld, his son, of a messuage and one oxgang in the town and fields of Stenton, late held by John Dey.

Witnesses-Sir Thos. de Reresby, Knt. Thos. Clarell, Thos. de Totehill, Thos. de Westby, Thos. Breton.

Ranfeld. Sunday after Michelmas, 10 Henry iv.


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[A. 252.]

Grant by William de Spina to Richard del Sac de Dungwith of his right in the plot of land bought by the grantor from William del Storthes and called New Meadow. Witnesses-Richard Riuel, William his son, William de Leston, Richard son of Ralph, William de Storthis.

Seal, device indistinguishable.

legend, CPO CIA DIS.

Studley, North.68

[B. 10.]

Grant by lady Agneta de North Stodeley, late wife of Sir Thos. Colevill of Kirkewald, to Hugh son of Roger de Karleton, marrying her daughter Margery, in fee tail, of two tofts in the town of North Stodeley, once held by Wm. son of John and Gilbert Selli, lying between Constance de Horsseford and Symon the Carter (Caretarius); 1 oxgang in the same territory, 14 acres making an oxgang, whereof 7 acres abut on the said tofts, 7 acres 1 rood in Himpegarth, and 6 acres 3 roods in Sunnehch'. The said Hugh and his heirs may grind their corn at her mill without multure "et propinquior' vas molendini"; for 1d. yearly rent. Witnesses :-Sir Alan de Aldfeld, Sir Patrick de Westwice, Sir Nic Mauleverer de Norton, knts. John de Traicotes, Gocelin de Braiwait, Wm. de Cluthrum, Robt. of the same, Wm. de Stodlay. [A. 62.]

[1234] Pope [Gregory ix] to [Walter de Grey] Archbp of York. 5 Feb. Permits him to grant the petition of [Wm. de Maincestre to have divine service performed] in his chapel of North Stodeley, he being often unable to attend his parish ([parochialem) church on account of the dangers of the road. Lateran, Non. Feb. 11 Pont. Mutilated.

66 Stenton, probably Stainton juxta Tickhill in D. B. Stantone. See S. Yorks. I., 254. This deed was made at

[A. 77.]

Ravenfield a few miles away.
67 Query Storthes in Thurstanland.
68 Near Ripon.

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